How to Create a Photo Collage with AKVIS Chameleon in Chameleon Mode

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Chameleon Mode


AKVIS Chameleon works in four modes: Montage, Chameleon, Blend mode, and Emersion mode.

In Chameleon mode, the program adjusts the inserted object to the target image color range and smoothes the object’s borders. It looks similar to the way a chameleon adapts to the environment.

Background Image Foreground Image Result: Collage with Adjusted Colors
Original Images Result

Follow the instructions to create a collage using the Chameleon mode of AKVIS Chameleon.

  • Step 1. Click on to open an image for the background, then click on to open an image with a fragment for a collage.

    Background Image Object for a Collage


  • Step 2. Select the Chameleon mode from the drop-down menu in the Settings Panel.

    Chameleon mode in Settings Panel
  • Step 3. Use the Transform tool to change the size, the position, and the rotation angle of the pasted fragment on the background image.

    Use the Opacity parameter to place the fragment more accurately.

    Transform the object for a collage
  • Step 4. Use the selection tools to select a fragment for a collage and mark unwanted areas.

    Drawn strokes to select object
  • Step 5. You can use the Smooth Transition option for inexact selections.

      Note: It only works if the image has strokes.

    When the option is deactivated, anti-aliasing occurs only along the borders of the red strokes. When it is enabled, anti-aliasing will occur throughout the area between the red and blue strokes. The degree of smoothness depends on the distance between the red and blue stroke. The farther apart the red and blue strokes are, the smoother the transition.

    Drawn Strokes
    Strokes are far apart from one another

    Without Smooth Transition

    Using Smooth Transition

    Without Smooth Transition Using Smooth Transition

      Attention: This parameter should be used carefully. It can blur small details along the edges of the inserted fragment.

  • Step 6. Click on to start the process of the collage creation. The result will be shown in the After tab.

    You can see how the colors of the fragment were adjusted to the background color range.


    You can also use the post-processing tools (Smudge , Blur , and History Brush ) to edit the result.

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Preferences — Preferences
Montage Mode Montage Mode
   — Photo Hunting — Photo Hunting
   — Serenade for a Gull — Serenade for a Gull
   — Happy Easter! — Happy Easter!
   — Wonderland — Wonderland
   — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character
   — Make a Collage from Multiple Images — Make a Collage from Multiple Images
Chameleon Mode Chameleon Mode
   — To Sail Beyond the Sunset — To Sail Beyond the Sunset
   — Changing Appearance — Changing Appearance
   — Try on a Tattoo — Try on a Tattoo
   — Monkey and a Mask — Monkey and a Mask
   — Coffee Postage Stamp — Coffee Postage Stamp
   — Lemonade Label — Lemonade Label
   — Chameleon in the Fire — Chameleon in the Fire
   — The Flying Dutch — The Flying Dutch
   — Elephant in the Savanna — Elephant in the Savanna
   — Archeological Reconstruction — Archeological Reconstruction
   — The Swan Lake — The Swan Lake
   — An Earth View — An Earth View
   — Collage with a Girl — Collage with a Girl
   — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage
   — A Girl in the Sunset — A Girl in the Sunset
   — A Greeting Card — A Greeting Card
   — Moonlight Sonata — Moonlight Sonata
   — Enliven the Scenery — Enliven the Scenery
Blend Mode Blend Mode
   — Wood Painting — Wood Painting
   — Creating a Greeting Postcard — Creating a Greeting Postcard
   — Valentine Card — Valentine Card
   — Autumn Collage — Autumn Collage
   — Butterfly on the Wall — Butterfly on the Wall
   — Fantastic Collage — Fantastic Collage
   — Blazing Photo of a Girl — Blazing Photo of a Girl
   — A Wedding Photo Collage — A Wedding Photo Collage
   — Fairy Tale Illustration — Fairy Tale Illustration
   — Ripe Cherries — Ripe Cherries
   — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro
   — Time Goes by Like Water — Time Goes by Like Water
   — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper
   — Newfoundlands From The Sea — Newfoundlands From The Sea
   — Landing in the Forest — Landing in the Forest
Emersion Mode Emersion Mode
   — For Graffiti Fans — For Graffiti Fans
   — Bird in a Cage — Bird in a Cage


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